He’s already had a mind blowing week, after revealing his entry for Eurovision “Arcade”.
But for Duncan Laurence the madness has only just begun.
After having to keep his involvement in Eurovision a secret for many months, he has now managed to knock Russia’s Sergey Lazarev from the first place in the betting odds.
And on top of that he has performed “Arcade” live for the first time. The performance took place on Dutch talk show De Wereld Draait Door. Featuring backing vocalists, beautiful piano playing and strings the acoustic performance was mesmerising.
The performance is moody, dark and decidedly stripped back but all the more beautiful for it. How that will translate to the stage in Tel Aviv remains to be seen.
The song also came with a very interesting music video as well, which has already had over 1.1 million views on YouTube. The video captures the vulnerability of the song, displaying how Duncan tries to swim to the surface and break through for air. He also appears completely naked in the video.
In February, after loads of speculation and mystery, Duncan was confirmed as the chosen one to represent the Netherlands in Tel Aviv.
Duncan is the first relatively unknown artist to take a shot at Eurovision, after six years of sending well-known ‘A-list’ artists to represent the country.
It was worth the wait, because Duncan did not disappoint! The 24-year-old Rock Academy graduate already got Ilse DeLange’s support. Ilse used to be Duncan’s coach when he auditioned for The Voice Of Holland back in 2014. He didn’t win the show, but kept in contact with Ilse. The Common Linnets singer is also the one who recommended Duncan to the committee.
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